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The Longest Day to End Alzheimer's
Our Team Story
Our Grandma, Margaret Vargas Trejo, was an active, smart, strong and independent woman. Alzheimer's Disease slowly striped her of those things. She lost her fight with Alzheimer's Disease on October 6, 2019. She always enjoyed educating her grandchildren and walking in the morning. We chose to honor her by raising awareness and doing the same.
The Longest Day is the day of the year with the most light — the summer solstice. Our Grandma was the light of our lives so it's fitting that we honor her on this day. Our hope is to advance the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association. Without this Association, our Grandma would not have received the care that allowed her to pass in peace.
Today, an estimated 50 million people worldwide are living with Alzheimer's or other dementias, including more than 5 million Americans. In the United States alone, 16 million friends and family members are providing their care. We were a part of that statistic. We were caring for my Grandma at the end of her life, and are aware that some of you have, or will, fill that role for your loved ones some day. We must take action now, or these numbers will continue to rise.
Commit to walking, jogging, running, strolling, rolling or simply donating to help the Alzheimer's Association support all those impacted by this disease. With love and light, we thank you and appreciate your involvement!
The Power of a Donation
The dollars you raise fuel the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association.
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